MANNA FROM THE MOTHERLAND
Using some of the more common recipes from Liberia, Ghana, and Kenya, this book adapts their vegetarian variations. While the main focus of the book is on African vegetarian cuisine, it contains other themes for physical, emotional, and spiritual enhancement. There are sections on meditation, hatha yoga, walking for physical fitness, as well as poems with a spiritual theme, which are all incorporated within a philosophy of good food and aim to create a whole and enlightened person.
Interwoven into the savory recipes, spiritual enhancement themes, and poetry are also stories from the authors own life that were either influenced by the inclusion of certain foods or relate to the emotions evoked by them. The stories begin with the authors childhood in Liberia (in the 1950s) and continue through the mid-1990s. They reveal cultural attitudes about food and a persons size, the perception of certain foods as "security foods," and the influences of other ethnic groups on African cuisine, such as the Indians in East Africa and the Syrians and Lebanese in West Africa.
- Publisher : Africa World Press; illustrated edition (April 1, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 84 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1592210643
- ISBN-13 : 978-1592210640
- Item Weight : 6.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 9.54 x 7.14 x 0.28 inches